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  1. Ok so I have been absent from the forum just busy with farm work Christmas and all the other stuff that happens around this time of the year including hail storms yeh. Any finally got the engine out of the old girl and I'm slowly pulling it down and inspecting everything so more cracked rings and the clutch has a issue I think was going to eventually cause a drama. The clutch disc centre is loose on the rivets and all has some cracks in the metal. So I'm wondering does anyone know of a modern equivalent that I could use or if new is available. Thanks in advance. Ben
  2. What is the big coupe on the right?

    I don't know what the Coupe is but I love the beat up sedan with the blocks behind the wheels clearly the hand brake can not be relied upon and the back gaurds are testimony to that. I wonder what a officer of the law would think of this practice nowadays. I also wonder if the carry those blocks with them of they have some strategically place around town🤔
  3. 1929 Chrysler 65 engine removal

    Ah what am I planning to do to the engine well it it did let me down a couple of times in the middle of nowhere so I would love to inflict a little pain upon it 😤 But the truth is I want to go through it give it a major clean🛁. Then methodically check everything and see how worn parts, what's broken, what needs replacing🕵️ . I know that I have at least 2 pistons with cracked compression rings and a worn out timing chain also a blown head gasket so I want it to be as reliable as vehicle of this age can be so I'm giving it a thorough going through
  4. 1929 Chrysler 65 engine removal

    Now dropping it out the bottom was a thought we had as well but had disregarded it as I thought we may have been missing something but maybe not, thanks
  5. 1929 Chrysler 65 engine removal

    Hmm sounds so easy and quick when you say it like that but I have my doubts about clearing the steering column/box but I will give it a go and see what happens. Thanks
  6. Ok I'm preparing to remove the engine from my Chrysler 65 and I'm wondering can I take just the engine or do I need to do it as engine and gearbox and then split them any thoughts appreciated
  7. Thanks for the offer of the vacuum tank at this stage I should be ok as a have a few that appear to be in fair order thanks
  8. Thanks Narve for that info I was wondering about the vacuum tank as my car didn't have one on it when I got it but I have a stack of old vacuum tanks here and thought while the engine is out getting a freshen up I may as well tidy up a few other things.There is bloke down the road here that has a Chrysler 65 and it is running a smaller style of tank as in my photo but he has told me he does run short of fuel at times so I think it is best if I fit one like your photo hopefully it will keep up the supply better . I have several original tops that I think will be fine but as I'm in Australia I know the bloke that reproduce these so no problems if they are not fit for service. As for the running boards mine are steel repo jobs that on first appearance look like a good fit but when you look below them only one bolt lines up for the brackets so they are only held on by the mud gaurds and valance panels which I'm not to happy about I think I will take them off and modify the boards so they fit properly. As for the aluminium edging and the rubber I think I will see what's available here and do bit on that issue as well. Thanks again for that info it's much appreciated
  9. Hi everyone I'm pretty sure I already know the answer to my question but I just want to double check that a 1929 Chrysler 65 had metal running boards not timber. Also what model vacuum tank was used or any pictures of what should be on it appreciated, thanks for any replies in advance
  10. 1929 Plymouth vs 1929 Chrysler

    Thanks everyone for confirming what I already had a gut feeling about. I will leave the Plymouth were it is and keep searching for a parts car as there is nothing I particularly need at the moment but I do like to have some spares on hand. Thanks again
  11. 1929 Plymouth vs 1929 Chrysler

    Ah I should have known better that there are no quick questions or answers with old cars. Mainly Radiator, diff and some body panels as the is a complete 29 Plymouth for sale near by but I think I already know that I should be patient and keep an eye out for a correct parts car for my Chrysler. Thanks all the same
  12. What is it

    So on the weekend my wife send I stayed at a hotel. It had a number of old photos on the wall but there was one with a vehicle that took my interest just wondering if anyone has any thoughts on what it may be
  13. Hi Everybody just a quick question are there any interchangeable parts between a 1929 Plymouth U to a 1929 Chrysler 65. Thanks for any help Cheers Ben
  14. Prewar car values

    I may well get shot down for my next comments but so what! I just really love prewar cars and all their eccentricities and welcome either the slight drop in values or at least the plateau that we are experiencing now as it has made vehicles that I could only dream about become closer to reality for me. Sure the cars I already have are not as valuable and I will never get my money out of them but that's not why I own them, they are a hobby,they're what keeps me sane (crazy I know)😁. Not many hobbies make money anyway so why should this one be any different. I get so much enjoyment out them the money side doesn't matter as long as I can afford it.
  15. 1925 Speedo setup help

    Yeah see how you go with the kit you ordered here's a Chev one I have had sitting on the shed wall for some time they are real easy to install just cut cable to length and put the ends on